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288                          LETTERS   FROM   THE

Lord Pelham wrote me yesterday a most kind
letter, to say he had had a long talk with Lord
Hobart concerning me, who is very much disposed
to serve me, but, until the colony is settled, he
can give no absolute promise. It must, therefore,
be allowed trainer till after the definitive treaty.

Mr. Jackson, who was to have gone as ambassa-
dor to Constantinople, but was prevented by Lord
Grenville (in order to favour Sir Sidney Smith's
brother), is going as minister to Paris. I presume
this Otto is to remain minister here; and yet it
seems odd that neither we nor Bonaparte should
not have somebody more showy to represent upon a
peace. All the world is going down to the House
to hear Mr. Windham abuse the peace. Cm bono?
I doubt the Duke of Norfolk's going yet to claim
the props of Cardinal Howard*

November xyth, 1801.

I have had a very pleasant interview with
Mr. Sullivan to-day. He advises me by all means
to accept the vendue master's place at Trinidad,
which he says must be good. I find that island,
not yet being sufficiently inhabited, is not to be
put on the footing of our other colonies.